US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 134 combat casualties in the eight days ending November 2, as the official casualty total rose to 110,822
The total includes 79,387 casualties since the US invaded Iraq in March, 2003 (Operations “Iraqi Freedom” and “New Dawn”), and 31,435 since the US invaded Afganistan in November, 2001 (Operation “Eduring Freedom”) and none in Libya (closed– March-October)
IRAQ THEATER: US forces suffered five combat casualties in the eight days ending Nov. 2, as the total rose to 79,387. That includes 35,749 dead and wounded from what the Pentagon classifies as “hostile” causes and 43,638 dead and medically evacuated (as of Oct. 31) from “non-hostile” causes.
AFGANISTAN THEATER: US forces suffered 129 combat casualties in the eight days ending Nov. 2 as the total rose to 31,435. The total includes 16,178 dead and wounded from “hostile” causes and 15,257 dead and medically evacuated (as of Oct 31) from “non-hostile” causes.
LIBYA THEATER:Operation “Odessy Dawn” launched in March, officially ended Oct 31. US combat missions, in which an F-15E was downed with two crewmen slightly injuted, were replaced with drones,refueling missions and offshore missile strikes for most of the hostilities.
US media divert attention from the actual cost in American life and limb by only reporting regularily the total killed (6,304 – 4,485 in Iraq,1,819 in Afghanistan) but rarely mentioning those wounded in action (46,957–32,224 in Iraq, 14,733 in Afghanistan). They ignore the 58,895 (43,638 in Iraq,15,257 in AfPak as of Oct 31) military casualties injured and ill seriously enough to be medivaced out of theater, even though the 6,304 total dead include 1,334 (960 in Iraq, 374 in Afghanistan) who died from those same “non hostile” causes, including 301 suicides (as of Oct 31) and at least 18 in Iraq from faulty KBR electrical work.
WIA are usually updated on Tuesday at www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf
Non combat casualties are usually reported monthly at http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/CASUALTY/castop.htm
The above report is published by Michael Munk via his email list.